Method of Education Delivery of BINUS Business School Undergraduate Program
The delivery of education services is carried out by using credits (SKS) as a measurement of evaluating students’ learning.
The Credits is a way of organizing higher education programs in order to explain its academic weight.
Semester is a minimum period that describes the duration of the education program.
The General Objective of the credits (SKS) method is to enhance the extent to which higher education can be developed. It involves the presentation of education programs that are flexible and more varied, gives greater opportunity to students when choosing programs, and focuses on planning a definite professional path.
The specific objectives are:
- Allow the students who are clever and diligent to finish their study in a minimum duration.
- Allow the students to choose the subject according to their interest, talent, and capacity.
- Give the possibility to the execution of education system with plural input and output.
- Facilitate the adaptation of curriculum to a rapid development of knowledge and technology.
- Enables the evaluation system of advance learning of the students could be conducted optimally.
Basic Characteristic of Credit is:
In credit system, each subject has a weight namely credits. The number of credits of subjects is various. It is determined by the effort to finish the tasks presented in lecture program, job training, practical work, and other tasks.
In credit system, each subject is finished in one semester that lasts for 13 weeks (exclude mid exam and final exam). In addition to quantitative valuation, credit system acknowledges that the finishing of study unit could be valued in a quantitative manner by giving a weight to the relevant unit.
At BINUS Business School Undergraduate Program, 1 credit equals to 36-48 hours/semester. To attain the good result, a student is expected to provide 50 minutes face to face for each credit per week, and at least one or two hours of self-learning. The recently mentioned time is provided to recite and explore the material that has been accepted in the course, for example: reading the textbook suggested, doing the task, etc.
One credit is made up of:
- An academic hour of scheduled face to face learning in the classroom with education staff.
- An academic hour of structured academic activity which is not scheduled but has been planned by education staff (lecturers) e.g.: review session or seminar.
- An academic hour of independent academic activity like reading, summarizing, working on papers etc.
The delivery of education at BINUS Business School Undergraduate Program is achieved through teaching materials, discussion, speeches, case studies, job training, practical work, and other student-centered teaching & learning strategies.
The examinations which are conducted by BINUS Business School Undergraduate Program consist of course examination and final project/thesis examination.
- Course Examination
The examination for each course consists of two forms: Mid-term test (UTS) and Final test (UAS) that are conducted once each semester. For the practical examination in the laboratory, the student must take both theory and practical tests.
- Thesis Examination
Students who finish the report for the thesis take a thesis examination. The mechanism for the thesis examination follows the guidelines for the thesis of each program.
Right to Take the Examination
The right to take the examination is given to students under the following conditions:
- Students are registered during the prevailing semester or academic year and are registered with the subject for that particular examination.
- Students are not on suspension or are taking academic leave.
- Students fulfill other academic requisites, e.g : frequency of attendance.
- Students fulfill all administrative and financial obligations.
Final Term Grade Calculation in BBS Undergraduate Program Courses (NAS)
Table Calculation of Final Score of Theory Course (NAT)
(Score of Assignment)
(Score of Mid-term Test)
(Score of Final Test)
(Final Score of Theory)
|0 %||20 %||30 %||50 %||100 %|
Calculation of Semester Final Score (NAS)
There are two kinds of Calculation:
Subjects that have practical work:
Final Score of Semester (NAS) = (NAT x % Weight of Theory) + (NAP x % Weight of Practical Work)
Subjects that have no practical work:
Final Score of Semester (NAS) = Final Score of Theory (NAT)
Note: Semester Final Score (NAS) determines the grade for the subject.
The evaluation system that meets the objectives of the education program at BINUS Business School Undergraduate Program is an Absolute Evaluation System.
The Final Score for the semester is presented with the following Alphabetical Values. Presented with the following Alphabetical Values:
|Weight||Final Score of Semester||Description|
|A||4||90 – 100||High Distinction|
|A-||3.67||85 – 89|
|B+||3.33||80 – 84|
|B||3||75 – 79||Distinction|
|B-||2.5||70 – 74|
|C||2||65 – 69||Pass|
|D||1||50 – 64||Near Pass|
|E||0||0 – 49||Fail|
Credit load in one Semester
Study load in one semester can be determined by individual ability and by looking at the students’ results from the last semester, which are measured by Semester Grade Point Average (IPS/GPS), or all of the semesters by Cumulative Grade Point Average (IPK/GPA).
Semester Grade Point Average (IPS/GPS) is counted as follow:
Cumulative Grade Point Average (IPK/GPA) is counted as follow:
K = Number of credits taken in related semester
N = Weight of each subject taken
M = Conversion Value (K x N)
L = Number of pass credits
Table of Prerequisites
The students must pass all courses which are stated in the table of prerequisites with minimum score required is D (for certain department, the minimum score required is C).
Tutorial and Multipaper Examination
- Students must attend tutorial courses and multipaper exams which are stated in Quality Controlled Courses List.
- For leave or remedial students, they do not require to follow the tutorial, but they are still required to follow multipaper exams.
Studying Success Evaluation of BINUS Business School Undergraduate Program
The students must fulfill the following requirements:
- Passing the final examination of final project/thesis and collect its hard covers.
- Obtaining minimum cumulative credits of 146 (including the thesis) for Undergraduate programs. The double majors have its own rules. Otherwise stated as elective courses, all courses (Mata Kuliah) are compulsory.
- Achieving GPA at a minimum of 2,00 and finishing all obligatory subjects.
- Passing all of the subjects of Quality Controlled Courses (PM).
- Not having an outstanding loan (finance, library, and administration).
3+1 Curriculum for BBS Undergraduate Program
In the year 2014/2015, BINUS UNIVERSITY started implementing 3+1 curriculum for all undergraduate programs, which allow students to have a one-year enrichment program. The program consists of 2 semesters with 8 credit units to 16 credit units each. Students may choose 5 tracks for each semester, namely 1) Internship Track; 2) Entrepreneurship Track; 3) Community Development Track; 4) Research Track; 5) Study Abroad Track. By the end of each semester, each student will submit an enrichment report and assessment related to technical competencies in his/ her disciplines and soft skills.
Considering the urgency of enrichment program to achieve learning outcomes, it affects all courses in enrichment program to become one entity. It means that if there is one or more than one failed courses in enrichment program, the whole courses in enrichment program will also be failed.
The aim of Industrial experience track is to facilitate students in the real industrial setting. By following this track, students will work full time and have exposures to the industrial experience in multinational or top national companies with study program related to job task. The assessment for this track will involve both industry supervisor and faculty member supervisor to give the assessment for students. Through this program, students will also have opportunities for future employability/job offer, and talent grooming (e.g. MT Program, LD Program).
This track provides students with real experiences to become entrepreneurs through business start-ups. Students will come to the office at Binus Campus from 09.00 – 18.00 from Monday to Friday. The Office will be supported with Coaches, Content & Administration officers, and Program Officers. Student’s Entrepreneurship track who’s ready with the prototype product to be monetized will be supported internally with links to industry within the program. External supports will be provided by Mentors from industry related to the business Start Up.
Community Development Track:
Community Development is a program conducted by students to achieve the 5th mission of BINUS Business School Undergraduate Program to improve the quality of life of Indonesian and global community. These initiatives include: 1) Scheduled Voluntary Services incorporated in a Company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) or a Social Foundation’s Program; and 2) Community Development activities to improve community’s ecosystems. Apart from utilizing their knowledge to design and implement a system in communities (excerpted from their technical competence and soft skill), students will also have direct interaction with local people as well as enjoy the opportunity of living in with them.
This track allows students to get involved in conducting research related to the study program scope. Student will be attached to a team that conducts a research as a junior researcher. The research itself can be conducted in BINUS or outside BINUS (e.g. government research institution, R&D unit in a company). Students can start from writing a research proposal or jump directly into an ongoing research activity in that institution (not necessarily developing a research proposal).
Study Abroad Track:
This track will give students opportunities to have study experience in foreign countries. Courses that are taken by students are transferred directly to the respective courses in BINUS transcripts. Through this track, students will be able to expose themselves to international experiences, such as personal development, academic development, and cultural value.
To finish the Undergraduate program (S1) at BINUS Business School Undergraduate Program, the student must be capable of compiling and presenting the thesis to the examiner.
The thesis compilation must be relevant to the rules of the department. It must be conducted by the individual, guided by a supervisor that is appointed by the head of the study program or program.
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